EVP of Strategic Operations | eConnect
Malcolm has been involved in the Casino industry since 1988, initially in Operational Gaming and, from 1995 onward in Surveillance and Investigations. In Greece, Morocco, the UK in Macau; picking up wide and varied experience along the way. He is now responsible for Project Development and Management with eConnect as well as looking after sales and customer relations in the APAC region.
Malcolm has helped develop the scope and operational functionality of the eConnect family of optimization and loss prevention products as well as expounding a new paradigm for the future course of the company, with a focus on the benefits and potential of artificial intelligence; and how it can be used to identify patterns , and areas of concern, for human intervention. While at the Galaxy Entertainment Group he was responsible for recruiting a twenty-one strong team to investigate all elements of fraud and crime within the entire organization.
Committed to lifelong learning he continues to study with the likes of the Open University and Coursera, such diverse subjects as Business and Marketing, Fraud, Economics, History, Genetics and Terrorism.
Malcolm continues to split his time between the US, Europe and the Far East.
Malcolm Rutherford is the guy to turn to if you want BIG Game Protection Data. What is big GP data? Simply, it’s the kind of data that helps you ensnare the most dangerous people to your casinos. I am not just talking about cheats and fraudsters. Malcolm and eConnect can give you the data that may just save your casino from health and safety issues, internal theft, armed robberies and even worse. Through facial recognition and integrated CCTV/Access Control Systems, Malcolm’s investigative ability enhances both operational strategies and the identification of game protection problems, each invaluable to the industry. And when you catch the bad guys, Malcolm’s software will supply the evidence you need to rid yourselves of them.
Malcolm has vast direct casino knowledge on three continents. He has been a key casino executive for Aspers Casinos in the UK, Galaxy Entertainment in Macau, and is currently a big player in the surveillance and security industry in Las Vegas. He has considerable project leadership experience, including major casino pre-openings, design of camera systems and parameters as well as implementation of training to key casino employees.